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FAQ Shuttle Blanc Martel

The Blanc Martel shuttle is a transport service offered by the Verdon Regional Nature Park for all hikers wishing to hike the Blanc Martel trail, a must-see hike in the Verdon Gorges.

To understand how the shuttle works, its timetable, the days of circulation, the prices, the conditions of reservation… We have prepared this FAQ which will answer all your questions. However, if you still have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us or to visit our tourist offices.

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In general
Traffic days
  • 1/ Can I take the shuttle every day of the year ?

    No. The shuttle is back in service since Friday 8 April until 6 November 2022.

    Depending on the holiday periods, it will run on certain days and every day in July and August.

    • From 8 April to 26 June 2022: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as public holidays and long weekends.

          Please note! From Monday 27 to Thursday 30 June 2022, there is no shuttle service. 


    • From 1 July to 25 September 2022: every day with more shuttles per day (maximum 4 round trips per day).

         Please note! From Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September 2022, there is no shuttle service. 


    • From 30 September to 6 November 2022: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and bank holidays.


       More information 

  • 2/ Can I choose the round trip times ?

    No. Here are the 2 options.

    • A round trip

    Departure from the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon to the chalet de la Maline (8.30 am) and return from the Point Sublime to the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon (3.30 pm).

    Practical case: On the day of your booking, you will see that there are several shuttles, the departure times are at 8.30 and 9.30 in the morning and those in the afternoon are at 3.30 and 4.30. However, you will not be able to choose to take the 8.30am shuttle with the 4.30pm return. For an 8.30am departure, the return is only at 3.30pm.

      See the shuttle timetable 


       See the bus BV1 timetable

  • 3/ Are there several shuttles per day ?

    Yes, there is a minimum of 1 shuttle per day which makes a round trip.

    Departure at 8.30 am from the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon to the Chalet de la Maline and return at 3.30 pm from the Point Sublime to the village.

    Depending on the season, the number of shuttles increases, up to 4 per day in July-August, thus regulating the number of visitors and limiting parking.

    As soon as 85% of the shuttle’s capacity is reached, an additional shuttle will automatically be offered on the online booking site.

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